Monthly Archives: January 2017

On: William Jones

With his poems, Consisting Chiefly of Translations from the Asiatick Languages (1772), Jones provided an influential mixture of his own poetry inspired by┬áthe wave of up and coming Orientalism. This created a new genre, if one could call it that, … Continue reading

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Notes on Anna Letitia Barbauld

January 29, 2017 “Summer Evening’s Meditation” conversation poems (stolen by Coleridge): alone in local setting, mind wanders, meditation, mentally outside of the physical location, flight of fancy, return to earth divine contemplation: “embryo god: a spark of fire divine”, Eve … Continue reading

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Notes on William Jones

January 29, 2017 “Poetry of the Eastern Nations” object: prove Eastern poetry is as good/worthy as European Arabic: inspired by beauty of climate/landscape, simplicity of manners, leisure, naturally attuned to passions, strong/diverse language argument: add the Eastern poets to our … Continue reading

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